NHVR Sees Non-Conformity Rates in Fleets Significantly Decrease
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) recently released their findings in relation to the National Roadworthiness Survey 2021, which shows some noteworthy findings related to heavy vehicle inspections.
A total of 13,325 units were inspected from 8,338 heavy vehicles and combinations with the majority of inspections taking place in jurisdictions that matched registrations.
Significantly, there was a 17% decrease from the 2016 survey results in units that were inspected with at least one non-conformity. Further, most of these non-conformities only received a minor defect notice, which was a 15% drop from the previous survey results.
Another interesting outcome was that vehicles with self-clearing defects not posing any safety risks increased slightly by 3%. However, there was a 20% increase in units passing inspection with the majority being self-clearing defects compared to the 2016 results.
The NHVR indicated that the top 5 most common areas of non-conformity across metropolitan and regional areas were as follows:
- Lights and Reflectors
- Steering & Suspension
- Engine Driveline & Exhaust
- Structure & Body
The NHVR also revealed that non-conformity had decreased in nearly every area inspected as well as across all vehicle types since 2016. This non-conformity rate decrease was especially significant for buses and coaches and more specifically for rigid trucks showing a 14% incidence reduction from 2016 figures.
For more information, get the snapshot report here or visit the NHVR.